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"So it is with him who stores up for himself, and is not rich in what pertains to God." (Lk 12:21) What does this mean? At the end of life what matters is not my earthly treasures but my heavenly one. Recall the words of Jesus in another place. "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be." If my heart desires God more than anything else, then my life is in God. But, if the desires of my heart are rooted elsewhere, then my life is focused there. St. Ignatius of Antioch said: "My desire is to belong to God." Today, take time to examine your desires, your focus, the treasures you are storing up. And if need be: "Repent and return to your first love." Your encounter with Jesus as Lord and Savior is your true and lasting first love. No one else will be able to satisfy the deepest longing in your heart. St. Augustine captured this when he said: "Our hearts are restless, until they rest in you, my God."

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